Vancouver Animation School , a Vancouver-based worldwide educational institution offering entry level and advanced programs for the animation, visual effects and video game industries, has been named as a finalist for the Ernest C. Manning Award  for innovation.
“It is such an honor to be nominated for this very prestigious award,” said Mario Pochat, animator and founder of the Vancouver Animation School. “We are very proud of the continued innovation we are making in e-learning for artists here in Vancouver.”
Vancouver Animation School in less than three years has become one of the leading online animation schools in the world – reaching out to 13 different countries around the globe. The secret to its success has been the development of its cloud-based education for employment programs which allows students to utilize the latest technology to accelerate their education in the fast-growing animation industry.
“We are constantly evaluating new technology to deliver better features to our global students,” Pochat said. “We recently created a new division called Edutisse that is focused on innovation and creativity in deployment of e-learning technology.”
Not only does the technology connect students to the classroom, but it also enables a whole school community that connects staff, administration and even parents together towards a common educational goal.
“The result is strong student engagement and education for employment,” Pochat said. “Students have an intense focus on one project at a time which really provides for in depth knowledge and preparation for careers in the animation, visual effects and video game industries.”